10 Years: 7 ways middleman have messed up China sourcing projects

10 Years: 7 ways middleman have messed up China sourcing projects

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

brokers and middlemen

Is your agent getting money under the table? How would you know?

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers

Are there local intermediaries in China who can work for us to find the best manufacturers?

Avoiding Middlemen in China

China Sourcing Success/Failure Factors

Options for support with sourcing and supply chain management

3rd Party Support in China

Problems arising from bad sourcing agents

How to find and hire a sourcing agency. How not to get ripped off when sourcing in China.


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